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The Trashbot Will Eat And Sort Your Garbage

shutterstock_320894498 Robots need excitement. If their lives don’t provide instead they’ll incite violence. Common sense. Simple common sense. But robots also need trash. That’s why the Trashbot is so cool. This robotic trash can will automatically sort all of your garbage, pitching metals into one can and non-recyclables into another. The project is still in its relative infancy but it’s… Read More

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John Biggs

February 9th

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This Psycho-Pass Dominator Replica Switches Battle Modes Like Wow

dm_01 While I am not a huge fan of anime – I stopped at Akira and never picked it back up – I can appreciate attention to detail and true proplica badassery when I see it. And so we present the Dominator from Psycho-Pass, a quick-converting replica gun that moves from “paralyzer” to “eliminator” mode. It also connects to your smartphone for some added fun… Read More

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John Biggs

February 8th

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This Psycho-Pass Dominator Replica Switches Battle Modes Like Wow

dm_01 While I am not a huge fan of anime – I stopped at Akira and never picked it back up – I can appreciate attention to detail and true proplica badassery when I see it. And so we present the Dominator from Psycho-Pass, a quick-converting replica gun that moves from “paralyzer” to “eliminator” mode. It also connects to your smartphone for some added fun… Read More

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John Biggs

February 8th

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iRobot Has Sold Its Defense And Security Business

The iRobot Roomba 650, which Dyson could be looking to one-up. In an effort to divest itself of the defense and security market, iRobot has sold its D&S assets to form another company dedicated to all things military. The new company is led by CEO Sean Bielat, a former Marine officer. From the release: The iRobot Defense & Security (D&S) organization is excited to announce that it will become a standalone, privately held Robotics… Read More

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John Biggs

February 4th

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This Semi-Automatic Gun Is “95 Percent” 3D Printed

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 12.24.34 PM Another day, another 3D-printed gun. This one comes to us from a carpenter from West Virginia who calls himself Derwood. His gun is “95 percent” 3D printed which means the important bits – springs, firing pins, etc. – are handmade or repurposed (the barrel comes from a Glock) while the stock, magazine, and upper and lower receivers are printed on a Fusion F306 3D… Read More

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John Biggs

February 3rd

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Das Keyboard Releases New Gaming Hardware For AWSD Jockeys

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 11.42.04 AM Das Keyboard, makers of super-clicky, super-heavy keyboards for hacker ninja warriors has announced a new line of keyboards and mice for the gaming set. Called Division Zero, the new X40 keyboard has a metal top panel, LED-lit keys, and new gold-plated switch contacts. The top panel is removable and replaceable and n-key rollover for maximum badassery. They’ve also launched an M50 mouse… Read More

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John Biggs

February 2nd

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Das Keyboard Releases New Gaming Hardware For AWSD Jockeys

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 11.42.04 AM Das Keyboard, makers of super-clicky, super-heavy keyboards for hacker ninja warriors has announced a new line of keyboards and mice for the gaming set. Called Division Zero, the new X40 keyboard has a metal top panel, LED-lit keys, and new gold-plated switch contacts. The top panel is removable and replaceable and n-key rollover for maximum badassery. They’ve also launched an M50 mouse… Read More

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John Biggs

February 2nd

Gadgets

This Roving Robot Makes Its Own Martian Landing Pad

Robots will soon be heading into space before us in order to feel things out, prepare living spaces, and set up booze delivery services. But first we have to land on the planet in question which is where PISCES Helelani shines. This rover is designed to land on a planet and prepare a surface for future rockets to alight. The rover, which includes a shovel and robotic arm, can clear a patch of… Read More

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John Biggs

February 1st

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Don’t Worry: You Can’t 3D Print A Machine Gun

20150211_162247_preview_featured Prepare yourself for an onslaught media panic because the Ghost Gunner, essentially a kit that lets you print your own AR-15 lower receiver, is ready to ship and getting press attention again. The Ghost Gunner comes to us from Defense Distributed, the creator of the first 3D-printed gun. Here’s the truth: the Ghost Gunner is not a gun. It is not even part of a gun. It is essentially a… Read More

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John Biggs

January 26th

Gadgets

Leica Introduces A New Underwater Camera

image001 Just in time for underwater basket-weaving season Leica has introduced the Leica X-U, a rugged, waterproof camera that records full HD video. The camera has a 16.5-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and fixed Leica Summilux 23 mm f/1.7 ASPH lens. It has a fast maximum aperture of f/1.7 for selective focusing and you can add an underwater filter to keep the lens and camera dry while rolling in the deep. Read More

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John Biggs

January 20th

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